After the completion of the first round of fixtures, each team has won one game each with Singapore’s batting unit impressing on both occasions. The fifth game of this tri-series pits the hosts, Singapore against fellow Asian side, Nepal in a must-win game for either side. The corresponding fixture in the first round saw Paras Khadka slam the first hundred by a captain in a chase as he saw Nepal home against Singapore. Both teams are equally matched on paper and should result in a good match in this tri-series.
2nd October 2019
5:00 PM IST
Indian Association Ground, Singapore
The weather is perfect for another good game of cricket while the partly cloudy conditions at the venue could favour the pacers upfront with some swing.
The pitch should offer some help to the spinners and pacers with the overcast conditions coming into play. 170-180 should be a competitive total at the ground although batting does become relatively easier as the game progresses. Chasing is the preferred option at the ground as seen in the previous few games.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Paras Khadka’s whirlwind knock last week makes him a must-have in the side while the eccentric Sandeep Lamichhane is also a viable option. Tim David and Janak Prakash are Singapore’s best players in this format and should be picked along with Chandramohan. KC Karan has also picked two wickets over the course of the two matches and should be one to watch out for. Chandramohan has scored 58 runs so far and looks good for more considering the nature of the pitch.
1: Paras Khadka
2: Tim David
3: Janak Prakash
M Singh, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
D Airee, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
T David, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
P Khadka, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
S Chandramohan, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
J Prakash, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
KC Karan, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
A Sheikh, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
S Lamichhane, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
R Rangarajan, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
A Gopinath, Points: 22-24, Grade: B